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Friday July 25th, 2014

Posted at 1:32pm

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A helicopter took out a hydro wire this morning in Chatham-Kent.

Police say it happened around 9am while the pilot was spraying a corn field on Mallard Line in Dover Township. The pilot landed the aircraft safely and flew away from the scene moments later. A witness to the incident contacted police.

Police were able to locate the pilot, a 26-year-old Saskatchewan man, employed by Zimmer Air Services in Blenheim.

The pilot was not physically injured, but the helicopter sustained a cracked windshield.

The Ministry of Labour and Transport Canada have been contacted, and the incident is under investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Constable Josh Flikweert at 519-436-6600 extension #87146. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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